b. David Berlizheimer, April 14, 1852, Muhringen, Germany
d. April 6, 1921, New York City, New York
Linguist and founder of the Berlitz Language Schools, the first of which he established in Providence in 1878. The Berlitz Method teaches language through immersion rather than focusing on grammar or strict translation.
Berlitz was Inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 2007.